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Foothills Trail 76 mile

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5k- 16:01, 1/2 marathon- 1:11:37, marathon- 2:34:16, 50k- 3:58, 100 mile- 15:19

Former World Record holder in 100 x 5k relay 

Ultra history:

8-100 mile, 1-100k, 9-50 mile, 2-40 mile, 14-50k-ish

12 wins, 5 CR's, plus four 2nd, five 3rd, 4th, 4th, 5th, 5th, 9th, 16th, 20th, 28th, 38th, and 62nd place, with 1 DNF 

Short-Term Running Goals:


Enjoy running, stay fit (and maybe lose a few pounds)

Long-Term Running Goals:

Unretire at some point

Run a sub-6 hr 50 miler

Win a 100 mile ultramarathon


I have five cute kids. And I have some rockin short green racing shorts- I wear them mainly because it embarrasses my wife so much. I like ultimate frisbee, trail running, reading, and cheering for the Denver Broncos!   And I have the absolute best wife in the world.  And I used to run for the now-disbanded national Team Pearl Izumi- Ultra!

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 26.00 Year: 735.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 211.00
Road N2 Black And Green Lifetime Miles: 272.00
Road N2 3 Grey Lifetime Miles: 112.50
Road M3 Black And Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Race: Foothills Trail 76 mile (76 Miles) 17:54:50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

Ran the entire 76 miles, rugged, remote, wonderful Foothills Trail in NC/SC.  Was going for my first finish and to break the Fastest Known Time of 16:52.  Run went well, aided by my crew Dad and 3 AWESOME pacers.  Was stymied by lots of water on the trail that reduced us to a slow, slow walk whenever descending the (literally) thousands of stairs or rocks due to extreme slickness, but still completed it in the second fastest time ever.  Hot day- 2 deg off record high plus humidity had us in T-shirts and sweating all day.  Sore and tired (up at 4 am, run 18 hrs, sleep at 4 am), but had a great time.  Full report to follow later, maybe after Thanksgiving.  76 miles of trail plus a mile run in and out.  ~17000 ft climbing, 16000 descending over sometimes brutal terrain leave me the sorest I've been since at least the Bear 100 last year. Missed the record by an hour, but was told I'm only the third or fourth person to finish the trail on their first attempt (the DNF list is twice as long as the finisher's list).  Fun, hard day with lots of help from some great people.  

Full report up on my blogger

XT Wings 2 Miles: 30.00Crossmax Miles: 48.00
Weight: 0.00
From timp on Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 08:52:53 from

Congrats Jon! Sounds like the record would have easily went down if it wasn't for the moisture.

From Ken on Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 09:16:52 from

Great job Jon! Was a blast running with you. We saw some amazing views that is for sure. Looking forward to reading the full report! Have a great Thanksgiving!

From Rob Murphy on Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 09:22:27 from

Amazng! Congratulations.

From Bret on Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 09:26:25 from

Nice job Jon - sounds incredible. Looking forward to your always well-penned full report.

From crockett on Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 11:21:52 from

Wow! Great stuff. Cool adventure.

From Paul on Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 11:50:27 from

Great job ya big nut!

From Cody on Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 11:52:54 from

Sounds horribly awesome! Nice Job

From jtshad on Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 14:34:59 from

Wow, congrats on an awesome run. You deserve the biggest Thanksgiving meal imaginable now!

From Jake K on Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 16:06:50 from

Awesome job Jon! This sounds pretty epic!

From Andrea on Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 20:06:57 from

Great job! That run looks great and sounds like you had a great time.

From Holt on Fri, Nov 25, 2011 at 22:54:47 from

Crazy stuff - great run!

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